Medicine Bow National Forest in Wyoming (September 2016)

Medicine Bow National Forest is an incredible scenic area. This forest sits in southern Wyoming near the Colorado border. We first traveled through Medicine Bow on our way south from Gillette as we were migrating back to Arizona for winter. This trip was quite memorable for a couple of reasons. The first is the incredible […]

Wupatki National Monument in Arizona

Wupatki National Monument is home to a number of ancient Pueblo ruins. Located north of Flagstaff on Highway 89, this site offers a mind-blowing experience for lovers of history and ancient civilizations. That any people could survive in this harsh landscape – and leave behind impressive buildings that would withstand hundreds of years of desert […]

Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park provides a rare opportunity to walk, quite literally, along the footpaths of the ancients. The park preserves thousands of archaeological sites, including hundreds of cliff dwellings. We visited this southwest Colorado park during summer 2016 and were absolutely mesmerized. I was shooting with only an iPhone during this trip so the […]

Roughlock Falls in Spearfish Canyon

The Black Hills of South Dakota are impressively beautiful. One hidden gem that is easy to miss is Roughlock Falls in Spearfish Canyon. All of Spearfish Canyon is worth seeing, and the Roughlock Falls State Nature Area is just a short detour off scenic Highway 14A (Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway) on Roughlock Falls Road. Roughlock […]